Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Documentary + Panel Discussion on Nonviolence "From Selma to Soweto"

A Documentary + Panel Discussion on Nonviolence "From Selma to Soweto"

September 16 · 5:30pm - 8:30pm

YWCA, Phillis Wheatley Branch
2711 Locust St.
Saint Louis, MO

SEEKING ANSWERS to black-on-black violence in our urban core???

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States provided the footprint for change that brought down the South African Apartheid regime and can provide answers for the social change we seek today.

"From Selma to Soweto" is a new documentary by two-time Academy Award nominee Connie Field.
Join us after the documentary for a discussion on how nonviolence principles can play a big part in stopping violence in our communities today.

Youth will be introduced to The Young Ambassadors for Nonviolence Study Abroad Program that will visit South Africa in June 2011.

Panelists will be Charles L. Alphin Jr., Exec. Director of Building Life Foundations Nonviolence Center; Mark Albrecht, BLFNV-Certified Nonviolence Trainer, and Certified Youth from University City School District trained in peer-to-peer Kingian Nonviolence.

Building Life Foundations is a training center for the state of Missouri and surrounding states in Kingian Nonviolence. It is our intent to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence. The center will also include or refer other programs such as job placement, G. E. D. preparation, substance abuse recovery assistance, HIV-AIDS education and awareness, transitional housing, job readiness, and life skills training for youth and adults.See More

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